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Careers in Education: A Panel Discussion

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1256 Granville St.

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PLEASE NOTE: This event was postponed from it's original date and has been rescheduled for Tuesday Feb. 26. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Join us for an energizing and inspiring evening exploring careers in education!

Learn from established education professionals about the demand for, and impact of, their work in areas such as secondary school, French immersion, school psychology, English as a second language, marketing and recruitment.

Tuesday, Feb. 26

Registration 5:30 - 6:00 pm
Panel Discussion 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Networking 7:30 - 8:00 pm

Our diverse panel of experts will share their career journeys, discuss opportunities and challenges of working in the education sector, and provide advice for those wanting to launch and advance their careers. This moderated panel discussion will be an opportunity to ask questions, gain knowledge and insights about education professions, connect one-on-one with our panelists and grow your network!

Note: This is not a hiring fair.

Target audience: Young professionals, recent graduates and students exploring careers in education.

Confirmed panelists:

Damian Wilmann
Principal, John Oliver Secondary School

Damian Wilmann has worked in public education for the past 30 years, and has been a teacher and administrative leader in four Vancouver secondary schools: Templeton, King George, Windermere and John Oliver. He received the Premier’s Award for Excellence for his work in community engagement. Damian has been a Faculty Associate at SFU’s Faculty of Education and is passionate about transformative approaches to education, with a strong emphasis on social justice. He devotes his career to supporting inclusive education for all learners, with a focus on providing support for Indigenous and immigrant communities in the inner city.

Sally-Ann (Lee) Ambrosio
Certified School Psychologist, Surrey School District

Sally-Ann (Lee) Ambrosio has been a school psychologist for over 20 years with the Surrey School District. She has worked with diverse groups of students from kindergarten through adult education. Currently, her primary focus is working with students in alternate education to support their complex lives and needs. She is inspired by the constant opportunity to learn and grow, both for her students and herself, especially when it comes to things that are not in the curriculum.

Andrew Jang
Business Development & Marketing Consultant, Make a Future

Andrew Jang coordinates and manages various marketing and recruitment initiatives on behalf of 60 public school districts, 120 independent First Nations schools, and 12 BC-certified offshore operators. Responsible for promoting Make a Future and careers in BC Education, Andrew travels the country promoting careers in BC schools and helping school districts attract the best and brightest educators. His work directly contributes to the educational outcome of students across the province.

Mia Mushinski
French Immersion Secondary School Teacher, Sir Winston Churchill Secondary

Mia Mushinski is a public high school teacher currently teaching Social Studies 11, Planning 10 and Media Arts 11, all in French Immersion at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary in Vancouver. She is motivated to continue the work of educators and activists before her who recognized education's potential to transform and better our world. She enjoys teaching in a high school, as it is fast-paced, challenging and allows her to constantly learn, create, adapt and laugh.

Moderator: Yvette Kim
Job Developer, Career Zone

Yvette is an energetic, people-loving Job Developer at Career Zone. She first joined YWCA in spring of 2018, as a Resource Facilitator & Advisor. Prior to her roles at the YWCA, Yvette worked at Vancouver Career College and CDI College as Practicum Coordinator and instructor, teaching pre-requisite English and math courses. Her philosophy is to approach everything with a fun, positive attitude, which she tries to instill in the youth she works with.


Panel details are subject to change.

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